Team Members

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Nicky Cox


A mum, an MBE and an editor of a busy newspaper – we have no idea how Nicky does it. Before founding First News along with Piers Morgan back in 2006 Nicky worked at the BBC launching more than 50 children's magazines ranging from Teletubbies to Top of the Pops. She was also editori...

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Piers Morgan


While you might know Piers from being a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, here’s three things that you didn’t know about him:   1. His full name is Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan and was named after Piers Courage, a race car driver 2. His favourite football...

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Jess Howley

Events and Marketing Assistant

Jess is our Events and Marketing Assistant, which means she works on loads of exciting things like First News Diamond Kids  and The First News My Way! tour with Nicky Cox and Henry Winkler. She's always working on the new projects here at First News and keeping the office ...

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Nic Williams

Web Editor

Nic likes being our Web Editor because it means that she gets to put all her geeky knowledge of the internet to good use. Nic loves animals – she has three cats called Maverick, Jupiter and Ampersand, a dog called Snoop, chickens called Victoria Peckham, Henrietta, Henrietta2, Hennyp...

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Serena Lacey

Entertainment Editor

Serena has rubbed shoulders with loads of celebrities like Zac Efron , JLS , Justin Timberlake, Girls Aloud, Michael Jackson and Leona Lewis. But her favourite celeb is still Gethin Jones because ‘he is sooooo nice’.   Before working at First News Serena used to wor...

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Ian Eddy

Sport / Science Editor

As well as going by his surname to confuse people, Eddy writes about science , sport and video games for First News. His qualifications to do this include a degree in physics, some not particularly silky football skills, and many hours on his sofa. Before the launch of First N...

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Kirsty macdonald

Kirsty Macdonald

Editorial Assistant / Competitions Manager

Kirsty is the most cheerful member of the team, even in the mornings, which is handy as she is the person you will get through to if you phone us. Though once when her son Callum (7) was off school he stepped in and answered each call with ‘Muuuuuummmm, phone call.’ Kirsty has a p...

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Richard Robson

Design Manager

Rich is our design manager, which means that while we do all the writing, he has to make it look good and add all the pictures. Which isn’t always an easy job. He also goes by the name 'Mac User 5' and the poor thing doesn't get to leave his desk very much, there's just too much colouring ...

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Kelane Henderson

Accounts Assistant

It’s just as well that Kelane loves numbers because she has to look at them all day making sure that the office figures all add up! Kelane has two children, Aaron (13) and Josh (10) who went to meet the world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen , for a First News report.  Kelane ...

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